VVMF events and COVID-19

(Posted 05/26/2020 – 2:00 pm EST)

During this challenging time for our nation, nothing is more important to VVMF than the health and well-being of our Vietnam veterans and their families. We want to keep our visitors updated on openings/closings and events as the situation evolves.

While the National Park Service has not closed the national mall or The Wall, the D.C. region is still under stay at home orders and no volunteers are on duty at The Wall.

We have postponed our 2020 In Memory ceremony. Originally scheduled for June 20th, we have moved the ceremony to September 26th. Our traditional Father’s Day rose laying activity  will take place on June 21st but with only a very small number of VVMF staff laying roses to stay within the “gatherings of less than 10” guidelines. To sponsor a rose and have a staff member lay it for you, details can be found here: https://donate.vvmf.org/page/contribute/rose2020

We’ve come to a joint decision with our upcoming hosts to cancel The Wall That Heals tour for several upcoming weeks. Charlotte, New Bern and Garner, North Carolina; Boydton and Grundy, Virginia; Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania; Belvidere and Wheaton, Illinois; Findlay, Columbus and Harrison, Ohio; Riverview, Michigan; Winchester and Evansville, Indiana; Chisholm, Minnesota; Tama, Iowa; Nahant, Massachusetts; Norwalk, Connecticut; and Champlain and Middletown, New York have been cancelled. We will work with those communities to reschedule a visit in 2021 or 2022.

Like all of you, we hope this national health crisis ends soon but we must take the necessary precautions to keep our visitors safe at this time. We look forward to welcoming you all back to The Wall when we can safely gather in large numbers again. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.